Laurie Streff is a C-IAYT and YACEP movement educator and instructor trainer with over 25 years of fitness teaching, management, and corporate wellness experience. A passionate fitness instructor who has earned numerous fitness certifications throughout her career, she is focused on creating exercise experiences that are innovative, dynamic, and every-body friendly. Laurie’s goal is to inspire people to prioritize self-care through exploratory movement and restorative techniques. She is especially excited to share the self-care principles of therapeutic mobility created by Tune Up Fitness World Wide, Yoga Tune Up®, and The Roll Model® Method, all of which bring heightened awareness of what the body needs to operate at its very best. Laurie teaches a wide variety of classes and workshops in the Chicago area, and also provides corporate wellness trainings and teacher trainings nationwide.
Laurie is dedicated to her self-care routine and also enjoys spreading the #selfcarehealthcare message during fun and inviting community events. Spending movement time outdoors and using her Roll Model® therapy balls for myofascial restoration and down-regualation are non-negotiaBALL priorities! A grateful mama of two amazing adult children, Laurie loves watching them take on the world through their movement explorations in their own unique ways.
Movement Motivated is a resource and a set of proven services created to help you move your body better. My goals are to assist you, inspire you, and educate you through your movement explorations. Self-care is the new healthcare, and I hope you will join me to discover new ways to actively live healthfully and happily in your body.
YTU-IA - Licensed Integrated Therapeutic Mobility Practitioner, TUFW
C-IAYT Yoga Therapist
AFAA - Certified Professional Aerobic Instructor
AFAA - Certified Personal Trainer/Fitness Counselor
Yoga Alliance - E-RYT
RYS - Therapeutic Yoga Certification
UCLA Ext - Fitness Instruction Certification
Therapeutic Mobility Level 1 Teacher Training Certification with Jill Miller (375 hours), TUFW
Integrated Embodied Anatomy Certification (100 hours), TUFW
The Roll Model: Science of Therapeutic Mobility Certification with Jill Miller (64 hours), TUFW
The Roll Model: Sequencing and Innovation in Therapeutic Mobility with Jill Miller (16 hours), TUFW
Therapeutic Mobility: Hips Immersion with Jill Miller (20 hours), TUFW
Therapeutic Mobility: Shoulders Immersion (60 hours), TUFW
Therapeutic Mobility: Core Immersion with Jill Miller (80 hours), TUFW
Therapeutic Mobility: Breath Immersion (20 hours), TUFW
Therapeutic Mobility: Trainers Summit with Jill Miller (80 hours), TUFW
EQUINOX FITNESS RX Series Therapeutic Mobility: Training Certification with Jill Miller (16 hours)
EQUINOX FITNESS Therapeutic Mobility: Runners Reset Training Certification (8 hours)
EQUINOX FITNESS Therapeutic Mobility: Cycle Reset Training Certification (8 hours)
24 HOUR FITNESS Therapeutic Mobility: Treat While You Train Training Certification with Jill Miller (8 hours), TUFW
Therapeutic Mobility: Teacher Trainer Workshop Assistant with Jill Miller (750 hours), TUFW
Cadaver Lab Hands On Human Dissection: California State University Northridge (10 hours)
Current Workshop & Training Offerings
Trainings vary in length from 1 day to 7 days while workshops range from 90 minutes to 2.5 hours.
Please contact me directly to discuss the perfect workshop for your clients, teachers or students!
Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 Teacher Training
The Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 70-hour Certification Program strikes a balance between the worlds of yoga and fitness, attracting trainees of all ages, body types, and movement modalities. It breaks down the nuts and bolts of human movement by using a yogic lens of awareness, conscious relaxation and proper breathing techniques. The Level 1 environment fosters trainees into a newly intimate understanding of their own architecture, diving deeply into integrated anatomy and body mechanics. You will go beyond formulaic instruction and truly learn how to think and teach creatively within your specific teaching environment, with both group classes and private clients.
Yoga Tune Up® Breath and Bliss Immersion
This 3-day immersion will provide you with multiple embodied explorations that create the conditions needed for profound relaxation, increased body awareness and mind-body connectivity.You will learn meditation, physiological “listening,” breath & body reset and emotional attunement. You will find a treasure chest of new practices to enhance your life. For educators, you will leave with creative and effective ways to guide students of every level into down-regulation.
Yoga Tune Up® Integrated Embodied Anatomy
Learn anatomy from the inside-out. This comprehensive anatomy module (15 - 20 hrs.) expertly guides you into your living tissues in a concrete and inspiring way. It provides you with a directly personal experience of the interplay of the many complex systems of the body and helps you to make them relevant and tangible for your students. Learn how the multiple layers of the body relate and function as a whole while simultaneously exploring specific anatomical structures, physiological processes and typical movement patterns and pathologies.
The Roll Model Method® The Science of Rolling
Put the power of self-massage into your own hands in this training that empowers you to personally adopt and also teach simple and effective self-care regimens. The YTU Therapy Balls can be used as an adjunct offering within personal training sessions, stretch, Pilates, dance classes, wellness coaching, yoga, massage therapy, or with kids and special needs populations.
The Roll Model Method® Ball Sequencing and Innovation
Put the power of self-myofascial release into your own hands. This training empowers you to personally adopt and teach simple yet highly effective self-care regimens for pain-relief and improved performance. The 4 different sized Roll Model® Therapy Balls included in this module can be used as an adjunct offering within personal training sessions, stretch, Pilates, dance classes, wellness coaching, yoga, massage therapy, or with kids and special needs populations. These proven, whole-body exercises are approved by physical therapists, pain medicine specialists, and chiropractors.
Workshops (1.5 hrs - 2.5 hrs)
COREganize Your Core to Your Pelvic Floor & More
This self-care workshop will bring heightened awareness to core musculature and the pelvic floor. Experience new kinetic chains in your torso as you relate them to a bigger picture of conscious breathing, spinal integrity, digestion, emotion, and newfound realms of somatic awakening. Explore foundational training and core integrated enlivening to achieve more strength, stability, and mobility in your fitness classes, CrossFit WODs, yoga practice, and functional movement patterns.
Plank You Very Much
The “plank” is heralded as the most stabilizing core exercise available. It requires no equipment, but is often practiced poorly when your body is missing its own “equipment” of coordination and strength. The plank is a great equalizer, as it is found across all genres of exercise -- from yoga/Pilates to CrossFit to athletic training and more. This workshop disassembles the classic plank joint-by-joint and prepares you to master this whole body expression of stability. Learn to regress this shape for children, seniors, or students in chronic pain, then learn to progress it for athletes, dancers...and explore novelties for your Instagram account.
Fortify Your Foundation: Feet, Ankle and Knee myofascial recovery and mobility.
Roll away fascial restrictions and rehydrate stiff muscles to diminish lower body issues that stop you in your tracks. Experience greater range of motion in your feet, ankles and knees through unique and effective soft tissue recovery and corrective exercise techniques that fortify balance, enhance agility, and create whole body integration from the ground up. Squat deeper, stand taller, jump higher, and feel better in your entire body by nourishing your foundation.
Savasana for Athletes
How we rest directly impacts how we move. Lack of rest results in lackluster performance, yet we don’t often dedicate time to recovery. Experience how to shift from the end zone of body burnout to a comfort zone of deep relaxation and restoration. Learn to prep the calming parasympathetic branch of the nervous system for complete relaxation as you embody somatic techniques of soothing myofascial release and therapeutic breathing patterns. Improve your relationship with Savasana with a guided meditation that allows for tranquil, mindful resiliency.
WHAT IS YOGA TUNE UP®?
Yoga Tune Up® is innovative self-care that relieves aches and pains, improves posture, and enhances your performance for every day tasks, your next sporting endeavor, and your beloved yoga practice! This revitalizing fitness format incorporates targeted myofascial release and trigger point therapy using specially designed high-grip rubber balls that help penetrate through layers of skin and muscle to massage deeply into your high tension areas. You will experience sheer bliss using the Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls to relieve tension from your head to your toes. Following the therapy ball rolling, you can explore a unique blend of challenging and corrective exercises that enhance strength, stability, and mobility to help you live better in your body.
Personally touched by this disease through family members and close friends, I have been dedicated to the fight against breast cancer for almost two decades. Completing the 3-Day Walk three years in a row, along with hosting numerous cycling fundraising events, are just a few of the ways I have supported those I love in their struggles with this invasive cancer.
The Challenged Athletes Foundation was created on the belief that people of all abilities should have the opportunity to pursue a life full of physical activity and of sports. I am dedicated to the work that CAF does so that those with a physical disability are able to experience recreational movement, or move in pursuit of a gold medal at the Paralympic Games.